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1 Day Budget Great Barrier Reef Tour

Great Barrier Reef Tours

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Duration Full Day
Meals BBQ Lunch & Snacks
Group Size Maximum 80 people
Starts Cairns
Ends Cairns
Tour Style Budget




Spend the day exploring the beautiful Hastings Reef and Breaking Patches, which is home to thousands of tropical fish, eels and other wildlife, along with hundreds of different species of coral. Our one day tour of the reef will take you to all of the most beautiful and exciting places to explore and you will have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful area with a delicious BBQ lunch and a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles. 

  • Explore the Hastings Reef and Breaking Patches
  • Get towed behind the boat in a purpose built net
  • All equipment for snorkelling included
  • Up to 5 hours exploring the reef


Check in happens on the boat from 7:30am. Once everyone has boarded the boat, settle back for the cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. During the day, the boat will visit two different snorkel/dive locations - Hastings Reef and the Breaking Patches in order to visit some great coral gardens.

A big BBQ lunch is included in the day as well as complimentary refreshments throughout the day. There is a spacious sundeck for relaxing on for those times when you are not in the water.

In the afternoon, you have the option to take part in "Boomnetting" - a wild ride on a net out the back of the boat.

Once all the days activities are complete, the boat will cruise back to Cairns, returning between 5-5:30pm.


Optional Extras bookable onboard:

Glass Bottom Boat Tour - $15.00

Introductory Dive - $65.00 or 2 for $115.00

Certified Dive - $55.00 or 2 for $100.00

Bus Transfers:

Cairns City - $12.00 

Northern Beaches - $22.00

Prescription Mask hire - $10.00

Wetsuit hire - $5.00

Stinger suits are free during stinger season only.

Licensed bar - soft drinks and underwater Cameras are available

Please be aware that Queensland Dive Laws are the Strictest in the World and certain Medical Conditions and Medications WILL prevent you from Scuba Diving 

Pickups / Departures

BOARDING: 7.30am check in at MARLIN WHARF BERTH 18

Departs CAIRNS: Daily at 8am from Marlin Jetty        

Returns: Daily 5-5.30pm



"I booked a day tour to the Great Barrier Reef with Travel Freedom, and I honestly can't believe how amazing it was! I was snorkelling with Nemo, next to turtles, and I went diving for the first time! I never thought I would see the reef, and it was so cheap to do so! Thanks to Travel Freedom for their service, which was fast, helpful, and easy!"

Laura Taylor (UK)

"I went to see the Daintree rainforest for a day with Travel Freedom and it was beautiful. It was a very relaxing day and I saw a crocodile. I recommend this tour to anyone with some time in Cairns."

Neke Den Boer (NL)

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